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Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster with reference to the answer of 2 June 2008, Official Report, column 614W, on apprentices, what progress has been made in increasing the number of apprentices in the Cabinet Office; and how many apprentices his Department currently employs. (251964)

The Department now employs four apprentices as part of the Government's pathfinder project. As part of the Department's Skills Strategy, there is a firm commitment to increase the number of apprentices to 20 by March 2010.